Serving as Patagonia's lightest and most packable waders, the Rio Azul Waders are ideal for backcountry anglers, travelers, and those expecting a long approach before finally tying on the first fly. Ideal for hot weather and water angling, these packable waders are crafted from a highly protective four layer H2No Performance Standard polyester microfiber fabric to keep you comfortably dry all day long, while the SSC Single Seam Construction completely eliminates seams from the highest wear points on the inside of the legs, enhancing their overall durability. Boosting their versatility, the fully adjustable suspenders have male and female buckles that allow for fast conversion to a belt so they can effortlessly be worn as pants. Updated flat panel gravel guards drain water quickly for when you're fishing in or out of a boat, as well as provide enhanced resistance to abrasion and wear while wading and hiking. Just below the new gravel guards are the improved booties, which are made from a denser 4mm neoprene for compaction resistance, and offer a more anatomical, sock like fit for bulked up comfort. The front utility keep allows easy access to your tools, and an included repair kit helps you fix things out in the field.